ADVANCE has been created by Rondine thanks to Italcer’s care and attention for the environment and the community.
A DVANCE is a new project which represents our desire to focus on the future thanks to an innovative single-fired porcelain tile, with anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and photocatalytic properties, able to safeguard health and reduce pollution.
Our first source of inspiration is the FUTURE. We dream of a world in which the new generations can use increasingly sustainable materials that help the well-being of the planet, reducing the possibility of microbial contamination and environmentally harmful chemical detergents.
We mainly use SnO2 (tin oxide) and TiO2 (titanium dioxide) that are biomimetic, i.e. obtained through processes that replicate those found in NATURE. Synthesis takes place during the single firing process via an innovative production technique stemming from a revolutionary research study in the field of materials SCIENCE.
ADVANCE® is an innovative technology, a hygienic and environment-friendly porcelain tile.
A new generation of porcelain stoneware, the result of a long-standing research project developed in our laboratories in collaboration with Professor Isidoro Lesci and supported by considerable investments.
ADVANCE® contributes towards eliminating viruses, bacteria and toxic micro-organisms and combats the environmental pollution dangerous to health and the environment.
The intrinsic antiviral and antibacterial properties of the porcelain tile material decisively contribute to eliminating every form of virus and bacteria, as well as other micro-organisms not only toxic for the environment but also for our health.
An innovation that will make homes and public places safer and healthier, with hygiene guaranteed 24/7, drastically reducing the use of chemical agents or detergents.
Our research programme started in 2018, with the aim of making antiviral, antibacterial and anti-polluting single fired porcelain surfaces.
With great enthusiasm and pride, today we can state that we have achieved extraordinary results: the innovative formulation of a bio-compound fixed in a single firing at extremely high temperatures makes this porcelain surface hostile to the development of viruses and bacteria.
After an initial laboratory experimentation phase, we fine-tuned the industrial process on the Group’s production lines.
The outcome has been tested by accredited laboratories to attest the actual specifications
The special composition of this stoneware means that viruses and bacteria are reduced and in certain conditions destroyed if they come into contact with the tile surface.
ADVANCE® can be used to tile floors and walls and it features antimicrobial and photocatalytic properties achieved after a single firing.
These specifications, that qualify this stoneware as the latest generation of porcelain tile, are incorporated during the initial creation phase (a single firing at over 1200°C), thus becoming intrinsic properties of the product, providing protection on the surfaces against Coronavirus, viruses, and bacteria for the entire lifetime of the tile, without alterations caused by time or external agents. (The results of the laboratory test carried out on ADVANCE® are available on our website www.advanceceramic.it). Because it doesn’t consist in a topper on the surface of the porcelain tile, but it is an integral part of it, this property will continue to last through time.
The antiviral and antibacterial properties are enhanced by any solar and artificial light conditions, but as shown by tests made by laboratories of primary importance, these properties remain active even in dark conditions.
Converts volatile pollutants into harmless substances.
The anti-pollution properties of ADVANCE® stoneware also improve the quality of the air we breathe.